Flutters & Flowers~ On April 14, 2014April 14, 2014 By cindy knokeIn Flowers, GARDENING AT THE HOLLER, HOLLER HAPPENINGS, MY PHOTOGRAPHS, Uncategorized The flutters rest their silken wings, drawn by the sweetly fragrant flowers. The flowers beckon, so the flutters fly. And the garden sings, with the joy of spring! Cheers to you from the flutters & flowers~ Share this:pinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
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What a beautiful symphony of colors, textures, and winged flutterlings!
Awww, very happy you enjoyed it!
A feast for the eyes, Cindy.
Love the shiny blue wing butterfly. It looks like a jewel. These are also colorful irises. They almost candy like. Lovely!
Loved your photos today too! Very creative~
These are all so colorfully gorgeous. That first one is breathtaking, though Cindy. Wow. Just wow. You should make a calendar or publish these in a photo book or something.
Oh, that is so thoughtful and so appreciated! Merci beaucoup~
Oh Cindy! It’s -10C and has just snowed where I am! Thank you so much for this shot of spring!
Eeeeks! Is that normal! That sounds soooo cold for April. I hope it warms up for you tomorrow!!!!!
Toronto weather is forecast to plunge from +20 to -1 by Tuesday.
Then up to +10 here by Saturday!
It’s not unprecedented, but it’s not normal.
You capture the most amazing sights! wow! :O
Very happy you enjoyed it!
For you, anything!
Uhmmmm. Ahhhhhh. More of Iris and her Golden Wings and Rainbows. 🙂
Yep, what more can one ask of life!!!!
“What more can one ask of life!!!” …. well …. That wasn’t a question, was it? XXX
You amaze me by your ability to capture these beautiful, yet elusive, creatures. Lovely.
Well visa versa x 2 to U! Your photos are simply stunning~
Superb, as usual, Cindy! 🙂
You see why blogging is so much fun? I have such awesome blogging friends, like you!
Another great set of WOW images … but there is something about the second one that really caught my attention.
I am so glad you love the Bearded Iris. I just love the blend of colors~
I think it was the blended colors that struck me.
Where on Earth did you go for these lovely shots? A butterfly sanctuary?
Yes! The San Diego Wild Animal Park has a Butterfuly Aviary every April for just a month. 2000 butterflies! Total nirvana~
You did it again. Breathtaking…
So happy you think so! Keeps me clickin~
Great! Keep clicking…
Beautiful! Irises do smell sweet! These are beautiful photos! 😀
Just brilliant! An amazing use of color, Cindy.
Mother Nature gets the credit for the colors! But my what an artist she is!! 🙂
We are lucky to live in such a beautiful world! So happy you enjoyed it~
Cindy, you just continue to amaze us with your talent behind the lens!
Well I am honored, and I also must sincerely say that I am so completely impressed with the soul and intelligence behind your series on the impact of WWII on Japanese people, both in Japan and the US. I see this series as an important book. So the respect is very mutual. Thank you~
Those are amazingly wonderful photographs. The butterflies are indescribably beautify.
Awww, you are so kind! Did I tell you I love your dog? Laughing…….
Your lighting is superb….
Makes such an incredible difference doesn’t it! Thank you~
I love it all.
Then I am happy!
So uniquely beautiful. I have never witnessed such flutterers
Pretty amazing aren’t they! Lots of them I had only seen in books~
oooh, I love it …. I am buried in fungi and you have all the butterflies and flowers!
Laughing. Fungi is beautiful in it’s own way!
Sometimes the camera makes something more beautiful than the real thing.
Yes, I have definitely noticed this. Not so much the camera making things more beautiful than they are, but rather enabling us to see aspects of things we cannot see with our weak eyes. Macros are a good example because they are magnified and allow us to see details we cannot normally see~
Love the verses.
like the bright skirts during fiesta or cinco de mayo…:) such a splash of motion, Cindy, and sweet eye candy, too!
Thank you ma deah! Those blue morphos are like flying sapphires!
So Beautiful, lovely colors <3
So happy you enjoyed them & cheers to you~
Takes my breath away.
That is always good…….if in a good way! 🙂
I do believe you live in some kind of paradise.
Laughing! These butterflies are only here for a month a year in an Aviary at the Wild Animal Park. Besides, I know you live in paradise. You travel the world!!!!
Sehr schöne Aufnahmen hast Du da wieder gemacht
Vielen Danke freundlich! 🙂
These photos are especially exotic! Colors and shapes as if they are coming out of a dream!
What a wonderful dream it would be! Thank you my friend~
They look magical and delicate beauties! Hugz Lisa and Bear
Really incredible variety aren’t they! It is a fantastic exhibit to see~
Amazing!! And the photo is magnificent!! 🙂
Well thank you!
Einfach nur schön Tolle Bilder.Wünsche eine gute neue Woche liebe Grüße Gislinde
Guten morgan Gislinde! Vielen danke freundlich!! ^^’
Gorgeous photos Cindy
I am honored Al and thanks so much for stopping by!
You’re welcome 🙂 Just sorry I can’t come by more often
These photos are absolutely fabulous! So colorful. I love the Iris. .. need to id that one, worth having in the garden. I would love to be a house guest of yours. . So many beautiful things in your hood. 😃
It’s a bearded Iris called Flo. I am enamored of the colors as well! Thank you for your kind words my friend~
Flutters and flowers are awesome combination,Cindy.
So kind & so appreciated Ranu!
Irises and Butterflies love them both! Your pictures are stunning!:))
You are very kind and comments like these are quite encouraging! Thank you~
Beautiful, as always Cindy. Those flag iris look like butterflies in flower form.
Yes! Aren’t the colors exceptional! Cheers & grazi~
They certainly are
Merci beaucoup mon ami~
Wow, I’m always amazed at the beauty you capture through your lens.
Well that is most encouraging and appreciated too!
oh my goodness…these pictures makes my heart flutters with delight!
Yay!!! Mission accomplished then!
Gorgeous! Nice poem too.
Mil grazi & cheers to you~
I’m speechless… Thank you, thank you, Cindy!
Awwww, you rock! Grazi~
I like this comment! 😉
Wow, these are gorgeous! Wish I could get my photos to look like that. 🙂
Awwww! It is the awesome beauty of the subjects that made it possible!
What brilliant colors and beautiful photos. 🙂
Awww, mil grazi!
Your photos are amazing, gorgeous, awesome! But how do you get the butterflies to pose for you? I must be doing something wrong because I always catch half a wing 🙂
They are trained butterflies! 😉
You are too good 🙂
So BEAUTIFUL! I wish I could copy/paste this into my reality.
Well you could set it as your screen saver, our computer screens are part of our reality right????? Don’t answer that! Laughing~
The colors are so vibrant! Your photographs really are stunning, Cindy. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for appreciating & commenting! Cheers to you~
Reblogged this on Veraiconica's Blog and commented:
Cindy, thank you for these incredible beautiful pictures, would like to share them with my readers. Hugs! Veraiconica
So thoughtful of you Veraiconica and so appreciated! Thank you my friend~
Cindy, that’s the most wonderful fluttery combination I have seen for a long time. Absolutely outstanding! Gosh, they are so beautiful. 🙂
Oh so encouraging and so thoughtful! Mil grazi~
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Thank you Cindy!
Visa versa 2 U x 2 my friend & hugz 2! 😉
Amazing photo set. Love the green butterfly.
So glad you do and yes the green one is special! Cheers & thank you!
you are welcome 🙂
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Cindy! You have transported me to Heaven!!! OMGOSH! These images are out of this world gorgeous!! Thank YOU! Love, Amy
Awwww, comments like this make blogging a joy! Merci mon ami~
Cindy, I mean it. Your flowers are breathtaking. I used to grow beared Irises (we’ve had this conversation already) and to see yours, I really miss mine. The Food of the Gods, or Goddesses as some would say. Perfect captures. 🙂 xx And you are so welcome, mon ami!
The usual WOW. What else can I say. 🙂 –Curt
That is more than enough for me! Grazi!
OK, I’m starting to get the hang of this thing now, at least confident enough to try to start using it !
There was one pic where it was hard to tell the flutter from the flower. How did you coax all three of them to pose on the same flower for you…??? ..using that charm you use on the hummers?
Beautiful pics, Cindy.
They are well trained! Laughing. Actually there were 2000 butterflies in the aviary, so they often went for the same flowers! Cheers to you cuz~
So…..that first one is for me? 😀 All stunning as always Cindy.
Alll yours……if you can get it out of the aviary!!! Laughing & cheers to you~
I can get the picture out. lol
I have nominated your blog for the Being a Light in the World Award.
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Awww! So very thoughtful and I am most honored! Thank you~
Those iris flowers are gorgeous but take a ‘back seat’ to the beauty of the butterflies! This makes me feel more like Spring, than anything else I have seen today on other’s blogs! Absolutely beautiful ‘captures’ and thanks for sharing the photos with us, Cindy!
Awwwww, you are so kind! Thanks much and Happy Spring to you!
Now, I will say thank you again, since I had to look back and feel the way I did the first time I viewed them! Smiles, Robin
This makes me feel soooooo good! Thank you my friend and hugz to you~ <3 <3
heh, with phenomenal natural images and colors like these, who needs drugs? beautiful Cindy!
A natural high is the best there is!
Thank you, Cindy, for bringing the richness of Nature into our cyber world. The patterns and colours are magnificent <3
I am very happy you enjoyed and cheers to you~
Absolutely gorgeous butterflies, the pictures are just great. I enjoyed them very much.
what a beautiful photo this is !
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Thank you! Thank you! So thoughtful & appreciated~
Hugz to you my friend! <3
So nice to see the butterflies. Ours will return in a few weeks.
Their return is always a reason to be happy and be outside!
Am interested with the butterflies’ conversation. 😀
Yes! Science has identified that plants now communicate through chemical messages. I would imagine butterflies do too!
You could shoot flowers for Organic Garden!
How nice! Thank you & happy weekend~
Amazing butterfly photographs Cindy, truly stunning. 🙂
You are an awesome chef and thoughtful too! Thank you & cheers დ